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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

This past weekend's read was "The Stillmeadow Road" by Gladys Taber & I thoroughly enjoyed every page.
It tells of her adventures in country living through all 4 Seasons ~ beginning with Winter, followed by Spring, Summer, Autumn and back to Winter once again "as the Calendar turns".
Stories of finding and purchasing "Stillmeadow" a 17th Century Farmhouse.
My favourite line is early in the book when Gladys writes she heard the house say
"I've been waiting for you. What took you so long?" ♥♥

Planting and growing in 40 acres of Connecticut soil and filling the cellar full.
Spotting birds at the feeder she hadn't seen before and penciling in the date/location and number of birds.
Saving a little birds life that had flown into the window.
A great love & respect of nature.
This lovely book felt like I was reading a letter from a dear friend and the perfect read for a cold , rainy (which then became snowy) weekend :-)
I had a hard time putting it down!

At the bottom page of my blog I have a Gladys Taber quote that is my favourite
"I suppose I am a Sparrow, a stay-at-home-bird"
Ernie and I are headed out to the Library as a hold I placed is available ...
The Best of Stillmeadow: A Treasury of Country Living by Gladys Taber. Can't wait to start reading!
And for Shrove Tuesday, it's Pancakes for supper tonight with pure Canadian maple syrup.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

This sounds like one I must read. I love to read about someones life through a year. I have several books about different places. I like to find them where we travel and I enjoy the area. It gives such good memories. I dream of moving to the country some time. It probably won't happen but you never know. I won't give up my dream.

Melissa said...


I have not seen your blog in years, and I cannot say why.

It's truly more beautiful than I remember.

Sunbonnet Cottage

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for turning my attention to it.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Deb and Ernie... that sounds like a wonderful book!... I must try to find it... I love that saying about the sparrow too!... Your header is so pretty... is that your mailbox?... xoxo Julie Marie and Tess

Deb said...

Hi Lisa ~ A home in the Country is our plan eventually too :-) Here's to keeping dreams alive!!
Hello Melissa ~ Thank you for stopping by again ♥
Hi Barbara ~ You will love this book too ... I couldn't put it down.
Hello Julie Marie & Tess ~ No that isn't my mailbox but one I spotted out and about walking with Ernie one afternoon :-) I love mailboxes.